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colleen mulrooney
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DIY – make an Animal Lover's Happiness Jar
I do love Liz Gilbert. I love her honesty and the down to earth vibe she exudes. I also think she’s wise, and heavens knows, we need wise woman to follow right here, right now. I love the fact that as a bestselling author, she’s approachable and friendly. M...

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#52weekillustrationchallenge ~ WEEK 2: FEATHERED ANIMALS
The Lah-Di-Dah Hadedah Water colour and felt tip pen.  Our garden is populated with these birds.  I always hear lah-di-dah rhyming with hadedah in my head.

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Here's why ANIMAL LOVERS should keep a Happiness Jar.

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Pet loss and bereavement ~ Tips for grieving animal lovers

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Spokie ~ A white cat in coloured pencils
This is Spokie, Carina Willemse's sweet kitty. Carina's portrait was done in coloured pencils on black paper. Dark backgrounds are best for light coloured animals – it makes it easier to create the necessary detail and see it too. This is his reference photo

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Webster and Willis
Meet Webster and Willis, heart-dogs of Dayle Robin. These are the sweetest dog-kids. They go everywhere with their mom and are well known in horsey circles where Dayle hangs out. 41 x 30cm ~ Pastel This was a birthday gift, which turned out really well.

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PetPawtrait's Festive Tree Trinkets
These were so much fun to make.  They really challenged my creative process.  Each one was different... I loved adding small stars and choosing backgrounds... ... to match coat colours and temperaments... ... and then wrapping them up to be opened on Christ...

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Noodles
This is sweet Noodles, heart dog to long-time client Robyn Lensen. I've had the pleasure of capturing Robyn's fur family in pastel over the years.  Noodles, 41x30cm Pastel She lost her beloved Noodles dog suddenly last year. Heartbreaking.  It feels like my...

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The lovely Susannah Conway has a beautiful give away on the go ~ have look here: http://www.susannahconway.com/2016/01/why-i-love-the-cards-and-a-giveaway/

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Hamsa ~ Inspired by nature
Hamsa ~ Peace, inspired by nature I recently discovered  100Mandalas and I have to say, I'm addicted to mandala making. Participants were invited to submit a Hamsa design for  100 Mandalas Coloring Book Volume 2. The brief Working with the Hamsa symbol, thi...
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